Released documents show that Trump is still lying about Trump Tower in Moscow
President Donald Trump told the New York Times that he doesn't consider his talks with Russia on building a Trump Tower in Moscow as a business deal because everything wasn't finalized.
“I don’t think they had a location,” Trump said in his wild interview. “I’m not even sure if they had a location.”
But, released documents uncovered by Buzzfeed show that latest statement from the president also to be untrue.
“In fact, hundreds of pages of business documents, emails, text messages, and architectural plans obtained by BuzzFeed News show that the Trump Organization was scoping at least one prime location for the luxury glass skyscraper,” writes reporter Emma Loop. “The signed letter of intent includes a proposal to build the tower in Moscow City, a former industrial complex near the edge of the Moscow River that has since been converted into an ambitious commercial district clustered with several of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe.”
The documents also show that Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani was being dishonest when he went on television and said there were no plans whatsoever when it came to building a tower there.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is said to be releasing his final report soon and in court documents filed with the Southern District of New York, Mueller's team noted that Michael Cohen had “discussed the status and progress of the Moscow Project with Individual 1,” aka Trump. Cohen did this “on more than the three occasions.”
Note that Trump denied any pending business interests in Russia throughout his entire campaign. This deal was discussed at least up until five months before Trump was elected president.